The most illogical thing to do

Often I am asked about how I am so focused, productive and active, and I always tell people how easy it is to be focused, productive and active, You just gotta do “The most illogical thing to do” at that moment.The key here is to not listen to your body, instead forcing your body to do the opposite. (Obviously this won’t work in every scenario, but you can apply this in almost every situation where you feel angry, sad or lazy).

Easy three step process

  1. First think of how you are feeling right now, Is it sad, angry, lazy.
  2. Think of the most illogical thing you might want to do
  3. Just do it!
  • Assume you are feeling angry, what you would feel like doing is getting angry on someone, using profanity or beating someone up, so the most illogical thing to do is not do either of these, you gotta force your brain and your body to not give in to anger.
  • Second scenario, Assume it’s early morning you don’t want to get out of bed, you body tells you to relax and let time pass, don’t listen to your body, do what’s the most illogical thing, get up, storm the front, exercise, take shower.

There are plenty of similar scenarios in my life where my mind tells me to do things, but my body won’t cooperate, so I force it to cooperate.

At first your body will be like “No, this won’t happen, not in my reign”, but if you keep at it, It will soon obey all your wishes. Our body wants to be lazy, don’t let it have what it wants, you need to deprive it of comfort and push forward like there’s no tomorrow.

It took me months to master this process, But I am loving every bit of it.

This along with few religious rituals (religious rituals as in things you must do every day , like finishing something before you go to  sleep.) will boost your productivity.

PS: Read Deep Work @ Amazon, it is a lovely book. thought don’t take in as is, adopt what you like, leave rest of the stuff out.

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Abundance vs Scarcity

As my new life unfolds and my old one fades away (college sure was interesting :3) , I would like to link to an article I read recently.

http://www.raptitude.com/2016/08/abundance-scarcity/

(PS : I love raptitude, almost all of his posts hit me like a fucking truck, the language is so simple and effective.)

I would like you to take few minutes out of your busy schedule (pffft, everything is priorities is what I believe, but anyways) and read it.

Out of self-defense, many of us easily settle into scarcity thinking, finding a paradoxical sort of comfort in the idea that there’s never going to be quite enough of anything. We apply this basic idea to all the areas of our lives that matter: Doing what you love for a living is a pipe dream! All the good men are married already! This world is going straight to hell! The good jobs go to people with connections!

We’re always going to be dealing with real limitations in life, but we create a lot of suspiciously absolute beliefs to prevent ourselves from actually bumping up against these limitations. The fearful part of the mind knows you don’t have to have the experience of failure or disappointment as long as you believe trying is a waste of time.

No More Regrets (or maybe few)

I am midway through my life (considering my life expectancy to be < 50 😦 ), I have been through a lot, made many friends, few best friends (for whom I will do non-trivial sacrifices), been in and out of depression a lot. I finally think I am stable and free of regret from my past life.

I always regretted of

  • Not being able to tell people how they have made a difference in my life
  • Not being able to tell the person I liked, how much I liked her (missing text here)
  • Not being able to appreciate what my parents and those dear to me(that includes my friends and everyone I missed) did for me, because of me being an idiot and naive (If you guys can forgive me for that please kindly do.)
  • Not able to live in present and always worrying about the future. (what will happen will happen, This too shall pass ;)).
  • Not being able to appreciate life, skills I have.

I never thought this day would come but now I am finally free, free of my regrets.

From now begins a new chapter in life, a new beginning.

Live in present, Go ahead and tell the person you like, how much you like her because there may not be any tomorrow.

Rants about life

I think I won’t be able to master Japanese or motivate myself to learn it without having actual interaction with a person who speaks Japanese (which is sad). anyhow life has been really hard for me lately and I have no option left but to think about life and question my very existence(NSFW). Yes questioning life and your very existence is the stupidest thing you will ever do(or I did w/e).

So here I am trying to motivate myself out of the self inflicted misery. How wise am I? I have asked this to myself plenty of times, I don’t quite get it, how do I know, how wise a person is?
Blah too many questions with no answers.

For now I will just think positive and not worry about life and its quirks.

MVVM Android

What is MVVM?
Model-View-ViewModel is an architecural approach used to abstract the state and behaviour of a view, which allows us to separate the development of the UI from the business logic. This is accomplished by the introduction of a ViewModel, whos responsibility is to expose the data objects of a model and handle any of the applications logic involved in the display of a view.

This approach (MVVM) is made up of three core components, each with it’s own distinct and separate role:

  • Model – Data model containing business and validation logic
  • View – Defines the structure, layout and appearance of a view on screen
  • ViewModel – Acts a link between the View and Model, dealing with any view logic

Why Data binding you ask ?

If you have used Angular you already know what it is, but if you haven’t check this out
Angular_data_binding

now no need to manually update UI
just by setting variable value changes are reflected.

a new support library has been added to utilize http://developer.android.com/tools/data-binding/guide.html

Though you can add logic to views but you shouldn’t just to keep the logic separated from views.(who in their sane mind would merge view and logic. (not me that’s for sure))

I am planning to write up another entry, an example on how to use these features.

PS: Still working on Hiragana.